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House Speaker Urges Budget Deal To Help Restore Military Readiness

January 12, 2018 by Marc Selinger

House Speaker Paul Ryan (R-Wis.) is prodding his fellow lawmakers to reach an agreement on a fiscal year 2018 budget, saying that the lack of such a deal is worsening the military’s already severe readiness problems. At his weekly press briefing on Capitol Hill Jan. 11, Ryan said that too few planes, ships and soldiers […]

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New CR Becomes Law But Draws Sen. McCain’s Ire

December 22, 2017 by Marc Selinger

President Donald Trump signed into law Dec. 22 a continuing resolution (CR) that will keep the federal government open until Jan. 19 and provide $4.7 billion in emergency funding for ballistic missile defense and Navy ship repairs. The Senate approved the CR (H.R. 1370) by a 66-32 vote late Dec. 21 following similar action in […]

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New CR Includes Billions For Missile Defense, Ship Repairs

December 21, 2017 by Marc Selinger

The House of Representatives passed a new continuing resolution (CR) late Dec. 21 that would keep the federal government open until Jan. 19 and provide billions of dollars in emergency funding for missile defense and Navy ship repairs. The CR (H.R. 1370), which was headed to the Senate for its consideration, would provide about $4 […]

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Senate Leaders Negotiating New Federal Funding Deal

December 19, 2017 by Marc Selinger

Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.) said Dec. 19 that he and Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) are trying to reach an agreement to prevent the government from shutting down when the current continuing resolution (CR) that funds federal operations expires in a few days. “Those conversations, I think, will speed up after the […]

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Key Lawmaker Proposes Full Funding For Defense, Short-Term CR For Non-Defense

December 14, 2017 by Marc Selinger

With Congress still trying to reach a fiscal year 2018 budget agreement, Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has proposed legislation (H.J.Res. 124) to fully fund defense for the rest of the fiscal year. The measure, introduced Dec. 13, would provide $664.1 billion for defense, or about $28.4 billion above the […]

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Senate Democrats Say White House Proposing Counter-Terrorism Funding Cuts In FY ’19

December 12, 2017 by Calvin Biesecker

The White House budget office wants the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to pare $44 million from its FY ’19 budget proposal for various homeland security grants and other programs on top of $524 million in cuts contained in the Trump administration’s FY ’18 budget proposal, according to a new report from the Democratic staff […]

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Trump Signs FY 2018 Defense Authorization Bill, Urges Hill To Finish Defense Appropriations

by Marc Selinger

President Donald Trump signed the fiscal year 2018 defense authorization conference report (H.R. 2810) into law Dec. 12, calling the nearly $700-billion measure “a momentous step” toward rebuilding the military and protecting the nation. “This legislation will enhance our readiness, modernize our forces and help provide our service members with the tools that they need […]

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Continuing Resolutions Slowing Munitions Buys, DoD Official Says

December 7, 2017 by Marc Selinger

The lack of a fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations act is delaying Pentagon plans to boost production rates for heavily used munitions, a Department of Defense official said Dec. 7. While the House and Senate versions of the fiscal year 2018 defense appropriations bill are “very supportive” of DoD’s budget request for munitions, Congress has […]

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House Appropriations Chair Proposes Short-Term Continuing Resolution

December 4, 2017 by Marc Selinger

Rep. Rodney Frelinghuysen (R-N.J.), chairman of the House Appropriations Committee, has introduced a continuing resolution (CR) to keep the federal government running until Dec. 22. The CR is intended to give Congress more time to reach agreement on fiscal year 2018 funding levels and finish the 12 FY 2018 appropriations bills, Frelinghuysen said in a […]

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Air Force Base Grounds T-6A Trainers After Physiological Events

November 27, 2017 by Marc Selinger

Vance Air Force Base in Oklahoma has grounded its T-6A Texan II trainer planes while it investigates a series of recent physiological events, the Air Force said last week. Flights of the turboprops were suspended Nov. 15 after instructor and student pilots reported four physiological incidents since Nov. 1, the Air Force said. While the […]

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